Single Tooth Implant Procedures

Teeth are designed to last a lifetime. However, a lot can happen throughout a life, and people can lose their teeth due to a range of factors, including dental trauma, tooth decay, and gum disease.

In such instances, replacing missing teeth is essential. Not only is your oral functionality compromised, but the resulting gaps can also cause adjacent teeth to crowd, tip, or fall out, leading to a range of health-related problems that can extend far beyond just the mouth.

The Negative Effects of a Missing Tooth

Some people assume that because you have a full arch of upper and lower teeth, missing one is not something to worry too much about. 

For most patients, however, this is not the case, and single tooth replacement is recommended. 

But what are the reasons why tooth replacement is necessary?

  • Feeling self-conscious about your teeth
  • Missing your favourite foods that are now uncomfortable to eat
  • Experiencing negative physical effects, such as muscle strains and headaches
  • Shifting teeth or teeth that have become wobbly are changing the layout of your bite

A single missing tooth can add unwanted complications to your everyday life, the extent of which is dependent on your existing oral health, and how much of a tooth has been lost.

Replace Your Missing Teeth With Single Tooth Dental Implants

We offer numerous treatments at Marylebone Implant Centre to help deal with singular tooth damage or loss, including single-tooth dental implants. 

For missing teeth, we generally offer two dental solutions involving dental implants, but it is important to note that your suitability needs to be assessed beforehand. 

This is ensured by a consultation with one of our expert dentists and a CT scan. Upon completion, we will know which treatment pathway is right for you. 

Possible treatments include:

  1. Removing the tooth and immediately placing a dental implant, so a temporary crown can be fixed.
  2. Removing the affected tooth and allowing it to heal before the implant is placed. In this instance, some patients may also require a bone graft to ensure the jaw is strong enough to support the single-tooth dental implant. 

Whatever the condition of your teeth, our implantologists will always listen to you, learn of your expectations, and discuss the best plan of action to ensure your absolute comfort throughout the treatment process.

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How long does one dental implant take?

On average, it can take around 1-3 hours to fit your dental implant system, though this can depend on the type of dental implant treatment you receive. 

If your dental implant and crown can be fitted in one day, in immediate placement dental implants, you should expect treatment to be completed in a single morning or afternoon – depending on your appointment time.

However, if you need delayed placement dental implants, because you also need a bone graft or sinus lift, your treatment timeline will be extended. 

In this instance, you can expect the treatment schedule to look as follows:

  • Tooth removal – 30 minutes to an hour
  • Healing period – 3 months
  • Assessment of bone volume, bone graft treatment (if needed), and dental implant placement – 4.5 – 6 hours
  • Healing period – 3 months
  • Abutment and crown fitting – 30 minutes to an hour

The only way to find out how long your dental implant placement will take is to have a consultation with our professionals, who can give bespoke advice once they have assessed your teeth and mouth.

Can a single-tooth dental implant be done in a day?

As long as you are assessed as suitable for immediate placement, it is absolutely possible to fit single-tooth dental implants in London in one day.

This means you can leave our Marylebone surgery with a restored bite and a complete smile on the same day you arrived to see us! 

There are a variety of reasons as to why tooth replacement may be required, including:

  • Whether you start feeling self-conscious about your teeth and start to miss your favourite foods which have become uncomfortable to eat, or you begin experiencing physical effects such as muscle strains and headaches, a single missing tooth can add unwanted complications to your everyday life.
  • The extent of these issues are largely dependent on your existing oral health, and how much of a tooth has actually been lost.

How much is a single dental implant?

Here at MIC, we pride ourselves on providing accessible pricing, which helps patients feel in control of their treatment. 

For a single-tooth dental implant, you can expect to pay around:

  • £2,800 – Dental Implant restored with titanium abutment & porcelain crown (one single implant) 
  • £3,250 – Dental implant restored with Zirconia (white) aesthetic abutment & Emax Crown 
  • £4,350 – Zirconia Implant with Zirconia Crown 

It depends on your personal preference as to which type of single-tooth dental implant you prefer, but you should be aware that the materials you choose can change your final treatment price. 

Similarly, it is worth bearing in mind that diagnostic scans, such as CT scans, tooth extraction, and preparatory treatments like bone grafts will also increase the cost of your treatment. 

If you are interested in dental implant financing, have a look at our financing and credit plans, which can help you spread the cost of your single-tooth dental implants in London.

Why choose MIC for single-tooth dental implants?

Located in the heart of Harley Street, Marylebone Implant Centre and its staff pride themselves on providing first-class dental facilities and patient care – while being mindful of patients who need specialist help because of dental anxiety. 

All clinicians are registered with the GDC and all treatments are approved under BDAGDC, and UK standard guidelines, helping patients to relax and trust us to deliver the best care possible. 

To book a consultation for single-tooth dental implants in London, why not call us on 020 3285 6147 or email our team at [email protected] – we can book you in on a date and time that suits you best.


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How much is a single tooth implant?

Before coming in for the fitting of your single tooth implant, every patient will start with a free dental implant consultation. This allows dentists to check the condition of your teeth and ensure the treatment is suitable for you before proceeding.

You will also need a recent CT scan – taken in the last 12 months. If you do not have one of these, we can carry this out for you during your initial consultation.

We will then create a personalised treatment plan, based on the type and number of dental implants in London you require.

Personalised costs for your treatment will be given to you at your consultation, based on your unique requirements.

For more information, take a look at our treatment options and prices or book an appointment for a price based on your needs.

How long is the treatment for a single tooth implant?

Once you have completed your dental implant consultation, your dentist will have all of the information they need to start your dental implant journey.

Generally, the process of single tooth dental implants can take around 5 months from start to finish, but it could take more or less time, depending on your requirements.

Although each dental implant will only take around 2 hours to fit, before the permanent abutment and crown can be fitted, the mouth will need around 3 months to heal effectively. This gives the implant time to integrate with your jawbone, in a process called osseointegration.

If needed, you will be given provisional crowns to wear during this time which will cover any remaining gaps while the implants integrate and heal.

Once healed, the abutment and crown can be fitted, finishing the implant process, and completing your new smile.

For more information about the dental implant process, our recent blog tells you how to be prepared for dental implant treatment or email us your questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Who is eligible for single tooth implants?

There can be many reasons people are missing a single tooth including:

  • Trauma resulting from an accident.
  • Failed root canals.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Dental defects resulting from a genetic condition.
  • Complications arising from gum disease.
  • Tooth loss and associated misalignment.
  • Excessive wear and tear.

Single dental implants are the perfect solution to restore your smile when these factors occur.

To arrange a consultation and enhance your smile today, you can book in online or call us.

Do single-tooth dental implants hurt?

As with all treatments we offer at Marylebone Implant Centre, patient comfort is a priority. When completing more invasive procedures, including single tooth implants, we use a local anaesthetic to ensure that you are relaxed and do not notice any discomfort.

This will allow you to be calm, helping your procedure run smoothly while also helping the dentist to work quickly and efficiently.

We would never begin any treatment until the effects of anaesthetics could be noted and if you do notice anything unusual will encourage you to communicate this to us as soon as possible.

Once the local anaesthetic wears off, around 3-4 hours later, you can easily control any tenderness with pain relief, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

For any advice at any time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, you can call us on 020 34 34 29 34 or if you are local, visit us on Harley Street.